Brent Lamb

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 21 September 2021 5:23 PM MDT

Updated for Kentucky 21

I am currently a Graduate Student for the University of Wyoming. I have also debated at the University of Wyoming for 4 years under Travis Cram and Matt Liu just to get a good sense who I learned debate from.

Yes Email Chain brent.lamb97@gmail.com

The short version

I am a judge who will vote for essentially any argument. I am as likely to vote on FW versus K affs than I am to vote for impact turns on FW. Simply put, run whatever arguments you are the most comfortable with and dont feel the need to change your style for me.

I will say that because of my debating style I am much more experienced in Policy v Policy and Policy v K debates but I still view K v K debate as amazing and will be excited whenever I get a chance to judge one of those rounds! NOTE: I am super inexperienced at Pomo debates. I have and will continue to vote for them IF I can understand them, pref me if you read those arguments at your own risk.

I think it is important as I judge more rounds to note areas that I have noticed that have become more important to me. The biggest thing I have noticed is debate is a communication event as a result I place a higher premium on communication than some other judges do. Don't read great evidence and leave it at that but rather connect it to the debate round as a whole. I am a judge who loves judge instruction and telling me how I should evaluate arguments or impacts is going to put you in a much better position than simply hoping that I will follow your same line of thinking.

The long version: Most of these comments below are my specific thoughts. Things like DA's and CP's are pretty straightforward. Have a link for the DA and be able to solve some or all the aff with the CP.

Tech over truth: If an argument goes conceded and you impacted it well enough and explain why I should vote for it, I will.

Speed: I have a high threshold for speed and will yell clear out twice in a speech before I stop flowing. That being said with this year most likely being all on Zoom it is important to go at a speed that everyone can understand online. I recommend 80% of your normal speed but you know what works best for you.

K-affs: This is an area where I have experience in but was never my main focus during debate. K's and K affs are the areas where I am the most likely not to vote on an argument because I did not understand it. All that means is to make sure to explain your argument and dont assume that I will fill in the gaps with the same level of knowledge that you all have.

I prefer affs that are in the direction of the topic (that doesn't mean defending USFG action) but affs that are not in the direction of the topic are still able to win my ballot if it is well debated.

K-aff's Vs T/FW: My opinion of what arguments against framework that I find persuasive is still very malleable. All that really means is answer framework in whatever way you think is the most strategic. Reading my advice on T/FW vs K-aff's will give you a good idea of what I find important and being able to beat those arguments will put you in a good place in the debate. Affirmative teams usually win against T/FW in front of me when you prove that the neg's interp excludes the possibility of being able to discuss your scholarship (got to beat the TVA), combined with offense.

After judging multiple framework vs K aff rounds I have come to find that I am more persuaded by whatever team does better impact comparison (why does fairness outweigh education or vice versa?). I will also say that I am less persuaded by general debate bad arguments. I agree that the community is messed up and there is a lot we can do to improve it but saying that debate provides no benefit is a harder sell. If that is your A strat you are not out of luck instead it just requires you to invest more time in this argument if you would like to win it. In general impact turning, T/FW is very viable in front of me.

T/FW vs K-aff's: Im relatively open to all type of negative impacts for framework. I am much more persuaded by T impacts that are centered around skill-building or resolution focus good compared to impacts such as fairness but again am open to any impact. TVA's are pretty much must haves and at the very least make your odds of winning much higher.

K's: Just like above I have some experience but it was not my main focus. Having links to the aff and winning impact calc and/or framework will put you in a good spot.

Going for CP's: I default to no judge kick unless told otherwise.

Theory: Theory is a tool that is underutilized by a lot of aff teams Neg's get away with a lot and needs some checks. Condo theory I view as a reason to reject the team. I am more lenient on reject the arg with everything non-condo but I can be convinced why reading those CP's in the first place is a reason to reject the team. I enjoy theory debates less typed out/reading blocks and more engaging on the line by line and vision of debate.

Topicality for policy affs: Having a specific violation and examples of in round abuse puts you in a better place than just a generic T-shell. Also in the later speeches if you are still going for it, make sure to explain what a world of your interp looks like (What affs are aloud, why are only those affs good for debate, etc)

Impact Turns: Love them and think they are underutilized as well. I have had experience with impact turns from Heg bad to Nuke war good.

Random Info

Prep: I do not count flashing/emailing as prep, as soon as your document is finished you can stop prep. If I see you stealing prep I will call you out once and then start the clock for your prep.

Language: Your language matters racist,homophobic,abelistic,misgendering language is probelmatic just be kind to people.

Clipping cards: If someone is accused of clipping cards the round will stop, you must have video evidence and make the claim in the round. Clipping cards causes an instant loss and low speaks. Accidents happen just make sure you are reading everything you said you read. Mark where you said to mark.

If you have any questions before the round don't be afraid to ask!

Brent

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Western States All Stars HS 2022-04-29 RR R7 Laramie GY Riverton MB Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2022-04-08 LD Octos Strake Jesuit ZD Sequoia AS Aff Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2022-04-08 NLD Qrtrs Lexington MS Harrison JG Aff Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2022-04-08 LD R4 Immaculate Heart BC Harvard-Westlake IC Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2022-04-08 LD R2 Lexington AM Peninsula AB Aff
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R8 Michigan State GK - ONLINE Central Oklahoma HW Aff Aff 2-1
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R6 Emory GK Michigan PR - ONLINE Neg Neg 2-1
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R5 Emory HM Liberty RW Aff Aff 3-0
ADA Nationals C 2022-03-05 Open Double Michigan State GK Emory NP Aff Aff 3-0
ADA Nationals C 2022-03-05 Open R5 Kansas RO Kentucky KW Neg
ADA Nationals C 2022-03-05 Nov R4 Monmouth MR George Mason AF Neg
D2 D4 D5 Qualifier C 2022-02-26 D5 R4 Northwestern Landgraff & Wegener Michigan State Meloche & Miklovis Aff Aff 3-0
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 CX-V Quarte Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FP Woodward SW Aff Aff 3-0
Texas Open C 2022-02-05 NOV R4 James Madison Ortiz & Pelletier Liberty Fante & Springer Aff
Texas Open C 2022-02-05 OP R3 Emory Piekut & Roytburg Oakton Community Toro & Karsh Aff
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 OOn OCTAS Liberty SW Emory PR Neg Neg 3-0
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 JVOn R5 Liberty HS Texas Tech CC Neg
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 JVOn R2 Navy BP Emory WX Aff
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 OOn R1 Missouri State LR Gonzaga MM Aff
Texas Two Step Rowdy Debates In Dallas C 2022-01-07 JVO R2 TexTec Chamberlain & Cook UTSan Thomas & Umesh Aff
Texas Two Step Fear and Loathing in Dallas C 2022-01-04 OpenO Quarte Kansas Rahaman & Ottinger Miguel Molina Chavez Aff Aff 3-0
Texas Two Step Fear and Loathing in Dallas C 2022-01-04 JVO R6 UTSA Thomas & Umesh JCCC Lueker & Livengood Neg
Texas Two Step Fear and Loathing in Dallas C 2022-01-04 OpenO R3 Kansas Rahaman & Ottinger Wichita Hinecker & Phillips Aff
Texas Two Step Fear and Loathing in Dallas C 2022-01-04 JVO R2 Wichita McManus & Wentling Minnesota Munson & Rudd Aff
University of Wyoming High School Tournament HS 2021-12-10 CX-O Finals Greenwood Laboratory KW Laramie GY Aff Aff 3-0
University of Wyoming High School Tournament HS 2021-12-10 CX-O Semis Cheyenne East GL Greenwood Laboratory KW Neg Neg 3-0
University of Wyoming High School Tournament HS 2021-12-10 CX-O R2 Green River TB Greenwood Laboratory KK Neg
University of Wyoming High School Tournament HS 2021-12-10 PF-N R1 Powell PJ BC Academy KS Pro
University of Wyoming Round Robin HS 2021-12-09 LD R5 Rock Springs JP Thunder Basin RM Neg
University of Wyoming Round Robin HS 2021-12-09 LD R4 Buffalo JH Faith Duncan Neg
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Open Quarte UTD BM Minnesota JS Aff Aff 2-1
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov Semis George Mason FA James Madison CR Neg Neg 3-0
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Open Octas Minnesota DP Western Washington HK Aff Aff 3-0
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R4 Monmouth OZ James Madison WD Neg
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R3 James Madison BM Monmouth MM Neg
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R2 NYU AJ Monmouth CF Neg
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R1 James Madison CR Monmouth NT Aff
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR RD 6 Kansas SpMc Georgia MV Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR RD 5 Emory BW UC Berkeley EE Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR RD 4 Emory MS Michigan FM Aff
UCO Joe C Jackson C 2021-11-05 NOV Semi SMCS Papageorge & Sharma UTSA Gonzalez Morales & Thomas Neg Aff 2-1
UCO Joe C Jackson C 2021-11-05 Open R5 MOState Kauffman & Lucas K-State Spond & Turner Aff
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 JV R4 New School MM CSU Long Beach NL Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 Open R3 Michigan FM Kansas SZ Aff
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 Nov R2 NYU AD Minnesota GH Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2021-10-02 WILD Quarte George Mason BP Central Oklahoma/Michigan SM Aff Aff 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2021-10-02 WILD R4 Houston LL Gonzaga MM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2021-10-02 WILD R3 Central Oklahoma/Michigan SM Oklahoma BP Aff
Northwestern University Season Opener C 2021-09-17 Open Triple Kentucky MW UC Berkeley EE Neg Neg 3-0
Northwestern University Season Opener C 2021-09-17 Open RD 4 Emory HM Harvard BH Neg
Northwestern University Season Opener C 2021-09-17 JV R3 Houston KH Liberty DS Aff
Western States All Stars HS 2021-04-23 RR R7 Rock Springs LM Mount Vernon KC Neg
Western States All Stars HS 2021-04-23 RR R5 Kent Denver TW George Washington HC Neg
Western States All Stars HS 2021-04-23 RR R1 Rowland Hall LD Advanced Technologies DG Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 NPOL R5 St Mark's School of Texas TP Westwood NP Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 POL R3 Montgomery Bell PC Glenbrook North WY Aff
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R8 Indiana GJ James Madison HS Aff Aff 2-1
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R7 Gonzaga HM Michigan State AM Aff Aff 3-0
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R5 Michigan State GS Johnson County Community BB Neg Neg 2-1
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R4 Michigan PS Emory PR Aff Aff 2-1
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R3 UC Berkeley EE Liberty WW Aff Aff 3-0
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R2 Emporia State KS Emory GK Neg Neg 3-0
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R6 Missouri State EG Michigan HM Neg
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R4 Michigan HS UC Berkeley BW Neg
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 JV R2 George Mason GB Minnesota DH Neg
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates C 2021-02-05 Open RD 3 Kentucky MW Aff
University of Minnesota College Invitational C 2021-01-29 Open Semis Liberty WW Kansas SP Aff Neg 2-1
University of Minnesota College Invitational C 2021-01-29 Open Octas Liberty WW Purdue SJ Aff Aff 3-0
University of Minnesota College Invitational C 2021-01-29 Open Double Minnesota FM James Madison HS Aff Aff 3-0
University of Minnesota College Invitational C 2021-01-29 Nov R6 Liberty MS NYU MV Aff
University of Minnesota College Invitational C 2021-01-29 Nov R2 Liberty CH Navy JW Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O CX R6 Viplove Rahate Downtown Magnets MM Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O CX R4 Northwood FF Chaminade BV Aff
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R7 UT Dallas Kolla & Patel Minnesota Frese & Moriarty Neg Neg 2-1
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R3 Minnesota Frese & Moriarty Pittsburgh Lim & Reznik Neg
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R2 Johnson County Community Babcock & Babcock Minnesota Davis & Huntimer Aff
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R1 Southern California Northcutt-Wyly & Koh Minnesota Granstrom & Johnson Neg
Fullerton Georgetown College Tournament C 2021-01-02 Open R6 Emory PR NYU ST Aff
Fullerton Georgetown College Tournament C 2021-01-02 Open R4 Emory HR Kansas PL Aff
Fullerton Georgetown College Tournament C 2021-01-02 Open R3 Emory BW Southern California JH Aff
University of Wyoming High School Tournament HS 2020-12-10 CX Finals Cheyenne East GL Rock Springs PY Aff Aff 2-1
University of Wyoming High School Tournament HS 2020-12-10 CX Semis Greenwood Laboratory KW Cheyenne East GL Neg Neg 3-0
Wyoming College Tournament C 2020-12-04 Open Finals Georgetown LN James Madison HS Aff Aff 2-1
Wyoming College Tournament C 2020-12-04 Open Quarte James Madison HS Columbia/Boston Uni PC Aff Aff 2-1
Wyoming College Tournament C 2020-12-04 Nov Octos Monmouth BD NYU MV Aff Aff 2-1
ADA Fall C 2020-11-13 JV Elim 2 Minnesota AS George Mason PL Neg Neg 3-0
ADA Fall C 2020-11-13 Nov Elim 1 George Mason BK Liberty CP Neg Neg 3-0
ADA Fall C 2020-11-13 JV R5 Georgia UV Boston College GC Neg
ADA Fall C 2020-11-13 JV R3 George Mason PL Mary Washington MR Aff
ADA Fall C 2020-11-13 JV R2 NYU BL Liberty BS Neg
Liberty Debate Tournament C 2020-11-06 JV Quarte George Mason VP Liberty CP Neg Neg 3-0
Liberty Debate Tournament C 2020-11-06 JV R5 Liberty JH Navy CB Neg
Liberty Debate Tournament C 2020-11-06 Open R2 Wake Forest PA Liberty SW Aff
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R6 Oklahoma SR Kansas SW Neg
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R2 Southern California AW Michigan DN Neg
UMW Debate Tournament C 2020-10-09 JV R3 Kansas GZ James Madison SW Aff
UMW Debate Tournament C 2020-10-09 Nov R1 Liberty MS George Mason BP Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R5 Oklahoma RS Indiana GS Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 JV Quarte Emory DM Liberty CR Neg Neg 3-0
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 Open R4 UNLV BS Purdue JS Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 Open R3 Samford GT Southern California KN Neg
Wyoming Speech Debate State Championship HS 2020-04-22 LD Finals BE 111 BC 105 Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R9 X130 X246 Aff Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R7 X223 X217 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R6 X237 X135 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R4 X235 X198 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R3 X253 X227 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R2 X282 X187 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 CX R1 X165 X273 Aff Aff 2-0
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD Final Harvard-Westlake EE Palo Alto (Independent) BH Aff Aff 3-0
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R6 Mountain View RH Eagle LB Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R5 Eagle CW Marlborough AJ Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R5 Oakwood School - North Hollywood AW Harvard-Westlake SP Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R4 Summit Academy CM Quarry Lane SK Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R4 Immaculate Heart MC Loyola DK Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R3 Kent Denver CJ Sunset AB Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R3 Loyola AB Grand County PG Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R2 San Marino ED American Leadership BH Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R2 San Marino KW Juan Diego Catholic ZS Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R1 Skyridge Debate MB Lynbrook CW Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R1 Arcadia VL Logan KT Aff